"This will lead to our country's collapse”: Alexey Navalny used his latest trial to speak out against the war. 


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On March 15, 2022, in Correctional Colony No. 2 in the town of Pokrov in Russia's Vladimir region, Alexey Navalny was put on trial yet again. Federal prosecutors asked Moscow's Lefortovo court to sentence Navalny, who stands accused of fraud and contempt of court, to 13 years in a maximum security penal colony. Navalny used the opportunity to address the public, giving two emotional pleas: one during oral arguments and another during his closing statement. According to Mediazona, the courtroom broadcast was repeatedly interrupted, so journalists weren't able to hear all of what was said. Below are both of Navalny's statements, with some unavoidable omissions. The first comes from The Insider, and the second comes from Mediazona. The verdict will be announced at 10 am on March 22. Original Article: https://meduza.io/en/feature/2022/03/16/this-will-lead-to-our-country-s-collapse

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